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Old 06-17-2012, 04:30 PM
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Any body out there that know how to repair early 60's receivers 425 775 4892 Bob
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Old 06-18-2012, 12:47 AM
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These guys http://www.radiosouthrc.com/ claim to be able to fix any RC equipment out there.
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:10 AM
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Is there any body else other then r/ south ,there not very helpfull .
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Are these the old AM rx's which most likely are not legal? Most of radio gear of that age is not legal and not worth anything. You would be much better off spending on new current gear, a much better value. I was given a bunch of that type of
equipment which I attempted to gave away and no one wanted it.
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Visit the Golden Age, Vintage RC forum. There are several guys working on the vintage radios of the 60's. Most were on 27 mhz and are still legal to fly.(Check your AMA manual) I have several units flying now from escapements to galloping ghost.

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ORIGINAL: bob mann

Is there any body else other then r/ south ,there not very helpfull .
There is probably a good reason for that. Maybe legalities?

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There is no such thing as an illegal receiver. Now, there was a change in the frequencies assigned to airborne radio control back in that time, just a slight reassignment of a few megacycles in the 75 MHz band. There is nothing wrong with the AM radios if they are using the legal frequencies. True FM and AM have different areas of problems but also have different areas of desirable characteristics. AM can still be and is a viable mode of operation. Now, some of the old "Wide Band" Am receivers are more prone to interference by nearby transmitter frequencies but are still usable in many locations.
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How many have been changed to be "legal"? Anyway why spend as much for old outdated equipment as you might pay for new cutting edges receivers?
Guess I go with logic[:@]
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Anyway why spend as much for old outdated equipment as you might pay for new cutting edges receivers?
Nostalgia.
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Well, for me its nostalgia, advancing my skills etc. I've been in the hobby a very long time and have flown the vintage radios as well as collect a few. Yep I also have the newer stuff too. I currently pylon race but have designed built giant scale, controline, pattern, 3D, Helis, etc. So I like every aspect of the hobby. The only thing I don't participate in much are ARF's and electrics. I enjoy scratch building and the electrics are great but I still like the smell of castor burning!! A few pictures of my radio collection. All are AMA/FCC legal.

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I had Radio South give me a quote to convert my '77 Kraft radio and rx's over to "legal" 72mhz and it was expensive. I converted it myself to the 2.4 system I use with a $50.00 hack module . Always liked the feel of the Kraft and now I can still use it.
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Yep, we've got a couple of guys flying older Kraft radios in their pylon racers that have been converted to 2.4 ghz and they have worked flawlessly. They too like the feel of the precision Kraft sticks.

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